There are very very few people in Scotland who are not jumping at the bit to get back out and explore.
To rediscover the fresh sea air on the East Coast and go for a long walk that does not break current Coronavirus restrictions.
And in the middle of March, we finally received news from the First Minister of a timetable for when that can finally happen.
On the 2nd of April, the stay at home regulations in mainland Scotland will be lifted and replaced with a ‘Stay Local’ guidance.
Local services such as hair dressers, garden centres and other non essential services will be able to open after months of shut down.
From the 26th of April, further sectors will be able to reopen as we continue moving towards fully opening things up.
But what does this mean for a weekend visit to Dunbar?
Well, based on the Stay Local guidelines, it is quite simple. If you are local to Dunbar then you can enjoy the many wonderful things that the Town has to offer (that are open of course). From beautiful coastal walks to discovering a piece of history with Dunbar Castle. And as we are now in Spring, you won’t need to wrap up in 60 layers anymore.
If however you are not local then we please ask you to stick to the rules. While we all look forward to being able to get back to normal and discover parts of Scotland we have never been able to, we have come this far and we just need to hold the course for a little longer.
While travel restrictions in England will be lifted sooner than in Scotland, you are still not able to cross the border for a ‘weekend getaway’ in Scotland so for frequent visitors from the likes of Berwick, you will have to wait a little longer before you visit Dunbar again. While the stay at home rules in England are lifted on the 29th March, people are still being asked to minimise travel.